Woman with bright political future in New Jersey found dead, shot inside car

Eunice Dwumfour was the intended target of the shooting, but at this time, a motive has not been identified.

SAYREVILLE, NJ – An entire community and state leadership officials are mourning the passing of a rising star in New Jersey politics.

An elected councilwoman from Sayreville, New Jersey, was found dead in her car outside her townhouse on Points of Wood Drive on Wednesday night, having been shot multiple times.

Eunice Dwumfour, according to Sayreville police, was the intended target of the shooting, but at this point, a motive has not been determined.

“I am stunned by the news of Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour’s murder last evening in an act of gun violence. Her career of public service was just beginning, and by all accounts she had already built a reputation as a committed member of the Borough Council who took her responsibility with the utmost diligence and seriousness,” said New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. “I send my condolences to Councilwoman Dwumfour’s family and friends, her governing body colleagues, and the entire Sayreville community. Sayreville is a proud, tight-knit, and safe community and I know that it will come together, as it always has, in common purpose. The New Jersey State Police are supporting the ongoing investigation, and I urge anyone with information to contact either the Sayreville Police or the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.”

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“On behalf of the New Jersey Republican State Committee, I would like to express our horror and deepest sorrow at the senseless violence that claimed the life of Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour. We will remember Eunice for her steadfast dedication to the community, as well as her deep and abiding Christian faith. We have the utmost confidence that law enforcement will bring the perpetrators of this heartbreaking tragedy to justice. God Bless Councilwoman Dwumfour and her family.”

Councilwoman Dwumfor was a Scrum management professional with a BA in Women and Gender Studies from William Paterson University.

She ran for office, hoping her background could make a difference in her community. She was a graduate of Newark public schools and worked as a business analyst for businesses and non-profit groups.

She was recently named to Insider NJ’s “African American Power” list in 2022.

At this time, no suspects have been identified. No arrests have been made.

Article has been updated as of 9:30 pm by Phil Stilton to include comments from Phil Murphy and Bob Hugin.